Book Three in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. Co-written with Mary Kinsinger.
Lily Lapp’s family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one–Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa’s help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish.
The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year for Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish–and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines Mary Ann Kinsinger’s real-life stories of growing up Amish and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming line drawings in each book, this series captures the hearts of readers young and old.
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My take on this book:
I have enjoyed each book in the Lily Lapp series, but because "A Big Year for Lily" is the third book in the series, I was afraid the story might lose some of its momentum but no worries here. Each chapter is a different adventure in the days of Lily and the neat thing is we get to experience these happenings thru the eyes of Lily. In this book Lily is on the verge of turning ten years old and starting a new year at school where there is a mystery of sorts going on. Along with that a particular boy seems to be picking on her, but she soon realizes that just maybe he might like her. I think this is a wonderful series for preteen girls. They will get to experience the cultural differences between their lives and young Lily, but in all the ways that matter they will see that whether you're Amish or English we often face the same dilemmas in life. From boys to choosing to do the right thing, even though Lily is different in many ways she faces many of the same things other ten year olds do. A story filled with laughter and life lessons written with short chapters that's easy to read, the Adventures of Lily Lapp has a true fan with me!
ABOUT SUZANNE WOODS FISHER
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi
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